Police briefs

January 08, 2008

Chambersburg, Hagerstown residents charged with hunting violations

Three Tri-State area residents were charged with multiple hunting violations Dec. 29, Maryland Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Ken Turner said.

Aaron Michael Haines, 21, and Courtney Lynn Beers, 20, both of Chambersburg, Pa., and Travis Westley Haines, 18, of Hagerstown, were all charged, Turner said in a news release.

Officers stopped a truck the three were traveling in and found four rifles, a hand-held spotlight and a headlamp.

All three were charged with casting rays of artificial light on field while having a weapon in possession capable of killing a deer, and hunting at nighttime.

Haines was also charged with shooting on, from or across a roadway.

Theft, vandalism cases reported in Washington County

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents Monday, according to Lt. Mark Knight:


· At 9:30 a.m., theft was reported in the 11000 block of Lakeside Drive. Two registration plates were stolen from a vehicle, tag number Maryland 1BNK19

· At 10 a.m., theft was reported in the 18000 block of Keedysville Road. A wicker chair was stolen from the front porch.

· At 10:45 a.m., theft was reported in the 13000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Registration plates were taken off a work van.

· At 1 p.m., theft was reported at Eastern Lift Truck in the 18000 block of Oak Ridge Drive. A 36-volt battery was taken.

· At 6 p.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 12000 block of Oak Hill Avenue. Two vehicles were spray-painted.

Churches, home vandalized Monday in Antrim Township

STATE LINE, Pa. - Three churches and a home were vandalized Monday morning on East Avenue in Antrim Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The vandalism occurred shortly after midnight when three white males removed a grave marker, smashed signs and windows, and damaged light fixtures at the State Line United Methodist Church, the Mid Valley Mennonite Church, the Trinity United Church of Christ and a home, police said.

A resident who witnessed the vandalism confronted one of the males before he and the others fled in car described as an old Chevrolet Nova.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-264-5161.

Greencastle man found in hotel faces drug charges

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle man was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after he was found unconscious in the Rodeway Inn on John Wayne Drive, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police were called to the hotel shortly before 3 a.m. Friday where Walter Osenbaugh, 32, address not available, was found unconscious from an apparent overdose. He was taken to Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital for treatment, police said.

Juvenile charged with disorderly conduct in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct after an incident Sunday afternoon at Maxx Exxon at 3322 Black Gap Road.

Police said they were called at 8:55 p.m. about a possible robbery at the gas station. When they arrived, Ifran Abdul Salam, 35, of Chambersburg, told them the juvenile had knocked over a condiment stand and spat on him, police said.

The juvenile was found at his home behind the gas station.

Pa. youth complex phone used to call sex line

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a December burglary at the Greenvillage Youth League Complex at 499 Greenvillage Road.

Police said a building at the complex was broken into and that the telephone was used to call a sex hot line at 8:34 a.m. on Dec. 9 and again at 6:09 a.m. on Dec. 14.

Anyone with information about the burglary may call police at 717-264-5161.

Man, juvenile charged in Pa. bottle tossing

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two teenagers were charged with tossing lighted bottles of gas into a field Sunday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Andrew D. Musick, 18, address unavailable, and a 16-year-old were charged with disorderly conduct in the 9:33 a.m. incident, which occurred in the 15000 block of Cedar Brook Drive, police said.

Sleeper store robbed on Lincoln Way

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a Sunday afternoon robbery at Lemoyne Sleeper at 1363 Lincoln Way East.

Police said a man came into the store at 1:40 p.m. and demanded money from a woman employee. The man fled in a maroon or burgundy sedan driven by another man that headed west on Lincoln Way East.

The man who entered the store was black, about 6 feet tall, 150 pounds and 20 to 30 years old, police said. He wore a brown hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. The driver of the car also was a black male, but police had no other description.

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